About General Dynamics:

General Dynamics-Ordnance and Tactical Systems empowers the U.S. military and its allies with an extensive range of over-arching product segments.. applied across all levels of strategic and tactical operations.  A business unit within the Combat Systems Group of General Dynamics, we are a world leader in the manufacture of large, medium- and small-caliber direct and indirect-fire munitions, mortar weapons and systems, artillery projectiles, bomb bodies, Ball Powder¨ Propellant, solid propellants, non-lethal products and Force Protection products. The company also manufactures precision metal components; provides explosive load, assemble and pack services for a variety of munitions, tactical missile and rocket programs; and designs and produces shaped charge warheads and control actuator systems. Our expansive array of capabilities and services include innovative engineering and design, advanced modeling; simulations; system integration and management; precision machining and forging; as well as testing and evaluation. Combining proven ammunition development and production capabilities with advanced research and development strengths in key technological areas, we continue to meet the needs of the armed forces of the United States, its friends and allies with the highest quality, “best value” combat solutions.

In Marion, Virginia:

General Dynamics in Marion, Virginia is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat vehicles and systems, armaments, and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and mission-critical information systems and technology.The Advanced Materials Business Unit in Marion Virginia current employs about 560 talented workers from Southwest Virginia and provides reliable and affordable composite products to the defense and commercial aerospace markets, including aircraft structures, radomes, engine components, missile and space structures.


Sample Manufacturing Technologies:

  • Laser Projection Composites Lamination 
  • C-130 Radome Lamination 
  • Robotic Assisted Manufacturing
  • Products on the U.S Navy F-18 Super Hornet



General Dynamics received the 2014 Advanced Manufacturing of the Year Award at the

2014 Southwest Virginia Technology Council Gala.


“SVAM provides General Dynamics unique opportunities to network, share best practices, and impact the community. Beyond the peer-to-peer manufacturing experiences, it is a major draw to General Dynamics to be involved in programming to help to improve the perception of manufacturing in our community in order to build the needed qualified workforce. We recently benefited from SVAM by filling several open positions through the Hiring Our Heroes program. We are active participants in SVAM programming which allows us to learn, influence, and continue to build our professional network. Being members of SVAM is a perfect compliment to the overall goals of General Dynamics.”
– Larry Souverielle General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems Site Lead/Sr. Director Marion Operations Advanced Materials Strategic Business Unit